Definition of water nymph in English:

water nymph

Syllabification: wa·ter nymph

noun

(In folklore and classical mythology) a nymph inhabiting or presiding over water, especially a Naiad or Nereid.
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  • Cyane, a water nymph who pitied Proserpine, tried to block Pluto's entrance to the Underworld, but he used his powers to make a hole in the earth and descend to his realm despite her.
  • On the surface, Rusalka is just another variation on the classic fairy tale of the water nymph that falls in love with a human and brings disaster upon herself and on her beloved when she becomes a human.
  • Once, however, Arethusa was not water or even a water nymph but a fair young huntress and a follower of Artemis.

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